American troops in trench in Korea. American tank on street in Germany. American Ski troops in Alaska. Amphibian assault training in Puerto Rico. Rotating Globe shows: U.S. Army on alert to defend against aggression. Sergeant Stuart states that U.S. Army has come to Japan to know their culture and make friends after war and occupation. U.S. Army troops, of 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, returning by train to their base near Beppu,Oita on Island of Kyushu, Japan. They receive a warm welcome from Japanese population. Banner reads:" Welcome Pala Troop comin back from Korea, City of Beppu."[sic] Women holding flowers and families with small children waving American and Japanese flags, welcome them on the train station. A sign over the train station platform reads: "Welcome 187 Para Troop Coming Back From Korea, City of Beppu." The troops stand in formation on the platform while the unit's officers receive the flowers from the women. Japanese men in fraternal uniforms and the general population all join in the welcoming ceremonies. The troops march off the train station under another sign reading: Welcome Home 187 RCT." and march down the main street of Beppu under a swirl of paper confetti. contrasting scene of U.S. troops marching behind Japanese police to occupy Japan, in 1945, amidst the aftermath of suffering and destruction of the war.The local population watching worriedly. Scenes of postwar destruction in Japan.Two children in Japan. Communists engage in violent demonstration against America in Japan. They burn motor cars. Japanese firemen put out the fires. Tractors remove the debris.
Dock activities in Beppu, Japan. A wharf in the inner harbor along the main street of Beppu. The wharf shows many fishing crafts docked in. Huge mountains surrounding Beppu in the background. Japanese workmen load wooden buckets on one of the several vessels docked at the wharf. A ship docked at the wharf. Japanese workmen load a truck with kindling wood which was unloaded from one of the ships. A hot spring pond in Yawata, Kyoto which has been reinforced with concrete and decorated by placing a devil in the center and one of the Buddha gods to one side of the pond. Sulpfur water boils and steam rises. A country road in the foothills above Beppu shows a Japanese woman pounding rice on a straw mat to remove husk from the kernels.
U.S. soldiers in Oita, Japan. A group of American soldiers group around a bunch of Japanese girls. Young Japanese boys carry the soldiers' duffle bags. The soldiers talk to each other.
A market place in Tokyo, Japan. A peddler sells his wares on a sidewalk along Jinga Way in Tokyo. A prospective customer looks over some aluminum kettles. People walk on the sidewalk. Assorted type of Japanese, male, female as well as children, pedestrians. In Shinjuku area, Beppu : small shops and pedestrians alongside a street. A small store sells wicker baskets.
Signing of the Treaty of San Francisco by the Allied Powers and Japan, September 8, 1951 in San Francisco, California. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk is seen shaking hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Okazaki Katsuo, in 1952. American troops remaining in Japan engage in training for Defense. They practice assaults from small boats, charge overland, simulate fighting in empty industrial sites. Flag of Japan being raised while Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida and officials stand at attention and American officers
salute. American troops in formation salute. Japanese troops march in parade.
Gun camera footage of U.S. Army Air Force 19th Fighter Squadron, 318th Fighter Group Aircraft commanded by a Captain Vogt, strafing target buildings and ships in area of harbor at Tarumizu in Kyushu Japan. Fire and explosions on bay area of the Island. Heavy smoke rises. Aircraft strafes over open field areas and factories, and then strikes ships in harbor.
34th Fighter Squadron Aircraft drop bombs over harbor in Kyushu, Japan. Fire and explosions on bay area of the Island. Heavy smoke rises. Aircraft strafes over open field areas, houses on ground. Tracers fired on Japanese ships on water surface. Fire and explosion from the ship.